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Thomas Osborne of Salem won Keno
Thomas Osborne of Salem won Keno
A $54,597 strike for State Bowling Champion (Photo) - 10/05/18

October 5, 2018 – Salem, Ore. – At 76-years young, Thomas Osborne of Salem is the youngest member of his bowling team. “We won a state title last year,” Thomas said. Winning at bowling is not the only thing Thomas has played and won, as Thomas’s most recent win was a $54,597 Oregon Lottery Keno 8-Spot prize!

“The numbers I play were my father’s Keno numbers he played for years,” said Thomas as he picked up his Keno prize at Lottery headquarters in Salem Sept. 27. “I won another nice Keno prize a few years ago playing these numbers, so there’s no reason to use anything but those numbers.”

Thomas won his prize playing Keno 8-Spot at Blondzee’s Guest House in Salem. All eight of his dad’s numbers matched, bringing him $15,000 and the 8-Spot rolling jackpot was $39,591. When players play the Keno 8-Spot, if no one has selected all eight numbers drawn, the rolling jackpot continues to grow.

However, he wasn’t done there, during the next three games, four of his dad’s numbers matched bringing in another $2 each game. In bowling terms, he hit a strike and a few spares.

During the 2015-17 biennium in Marion County, where Osborne lives and played Keno, more than $55 million in Oregon Lottery proceeds were directed to economic development, parks, education, and watershed enhancement.

Lottery officials recommend that you always sign the back of your tickets with each Oregon Lottery game you play, to ensure you can claim any prize you may win. In the event of winning a jackpot, players should consult with a trusted financial planner or similar professional to develop a plan for their winnings. Prize winners of more than $50,000 should contact the Lottery office to schedule an appointment to claim their prize.

Since the Oregon Lottery began selling tickets on April 25, 1985, it has earned more than $11 billion for economic development, public education, state parks and watershed enhancements. For more information on the Oregon Lottery visit www.oregonlottery.org

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